What: Experienced birders from the chapter will instruct the classroom sessions for “Our Avian Neighbors” and a separate class on “Water Birds of Winter.”

When:  Our Avian Neighbors will be on Thursday evenings starring in October while Water Birds class will be on November 30th only.  The deadline date to sign up for the Water Birds of Winter course is October 14th.

Where: Pensacola Public Library, downtown at 239 N. Spring St. from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.
For more details please check out here  2017 Audubon Fall Birding Classes


What: Clean Energy Fest Focuses on Our Energy Future
Pensacola’s third annual Clean Energy Fest brings renewable energy and fun to downtown Pensacola.

When:  Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event celebrates a clean energy future through art, food, live music, and dynamic people showcasing solar, wind, and people-power for the 21st century. The event is part of the 2017 Pensacola Foo Foo Festival.

Where:  UWF Historic Trust’s Museum Plaza.

The Future of Energy Art Exhibition features works by national and local artists in all genres to give artistic expression to the many benefits of a clean energy future. Judges for the competition will include artists and designers from the Gulf Coast art community, university faculty, and clean energy specialists.

Displays of electric cars and solar panels show the latest real-world applications of clean energy and conservation. A newly-built tiny house constructed by Pensacola State College Students inspires with innovative design that makes small live large.

Children’s activities with hands-on lessons in conservation and clean energy will take place all day long.  The event features live music from a range of national and local acts.

The Fest site is the UWF Historic Trust’s Museum Plaza, located at 120 Church St. in downtown Pensacola. The Future of Energy Art Exhibition is just one block away at the Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.



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Photo|Larry Goodman


Many people begin their birding experiences with the desire to take pictures of birds.
These experienced and skilled “shooters” have learned some tricks that result in excellent bird photographs. more


Skimmer eye close up.

Photo|David Sparks


Over the years, birds have adapted their physical attributes to match their food gathering needs.

Safety and reproduction have also driven each bird species to specialize.  Bills become longer to probe in the sand for food.  …more